Laughter is the Best Medicine, Know its Healing Powers

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 31, 2014

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Laughter is the best medicine when it comes to healing you mentally. While medications help you fight the viruses which have attacked your body, laughter helps you to re-gain your lost strength.
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    The Laughter Therapy

    `Best things in the world are free’ and so is laughter. It costs you nothing but it can do wonders for your health. Studies have shown that laughter is the best therapy when it comes to healing patients and their families mentally.

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    Benefits of Laughter

    Many researches have shown that laughter is highly beneficial for your psychological health. But surprisingly, it also helps brining down your blood pressure to a normal level, boosts your immune function and improves blood circulation in the body.

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    Increases the Killer Cells

    Ten percent of our white blood cells are natural killer cells which protect our body from catching viral infected cells. A study showed that the people who laughed more had stronger natural killer cells. Therefore, laughter helps the immune system of our body to grow stronger and fight cancer cells.

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    Relaxes your Body

    When you laugh, the entire stress and physical tension of your body is released. It leaves your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

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    Strengthens the Immune System

    While laughing, the stress hormones of your body decrease in number while the immune cells increase. This helps you fight infections by strengthening your immune system.

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    Releases Endorphines

    Endorphins are the chemicals which make you feel good. These chemicals have the capability to relieve the pain and send a sense of well-being and happiness to the entire body.

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    Improves Heart Health

    Laughter improves the flow of blood in the body which protects your heart from a stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

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    Treats Anxiety

    When you laugh, your body fights anxiety, stress and negative thoughts. You cannot feel angry or sad while you are laughing.

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    Recharges the Body and Mind

    Laughter kills anxiety and fills you with energy. It decreases stress helping you to deliver more in life.

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    Helps to Cut Stress

    Laughter helps you create a psychological distance from stress by shifting your perspective. When you laugh, you can see a tensed situation in a more relaxed way.

     

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    Relieves you Off Pain

    Many studies have shown that as less as 10 minutes of laughter helped people to get rid of their pain and have a sound sleep for 2 hours. This made them feel better and relieved them of their pain.

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